When it comes to committing to a workout routine, you’ve got to be sure from the beginning that you’re in it for the long haul. New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but you need to know for yourself that this is a beneficial promise that’s easy enough to keep to! After all, you’ve got to fit this new routine in around your already filled to the brim schedule, and you probably don’t have too much of a skill level with weight lifting and HIIT training already – it’s something a lot of people don’t think about, and they go all in far too quickly.

So let’s think about the kind of exercises anyone at any skill level will be able to accomplish. Here’s a couple of suggestions you might want to look into.

Everyone knows how to use a skipping rope! (Source)

Push Ups and Planking

Focusing on your muscles for your new workout routine in the new year is a good way forward, especially if you’re someone looking to eliminate the cellulite on your thighs or the pouch on your stomach that never seems to go away otherwise. Of course, these aren’t miracle movements, and you’re going to have to work up toward more variance the more you get used to a set, but it’s a great start!

Planking and push ups aren’t as hard as people make them out to be either, and you don’t have to do as many pushes as a trainer online asks you to, or plank for as long as possible, to get the benefit out of these movements. Start small, do 5 or 10 minutes, and try to keep to a routine about 3 or 4 times a week – every little helps after all!

Try Dancing Sometime!

Dancing is something we all love to do from time to time – we dance around our rooms, we dance at parties, we dance with our partners at weddings, and we’re all born with an innate rhythm. And that means dancing is very easy to pick up and keep to, and activities like Zumba can be very beneficial for you.

If you’re someone who feels bad about their dancing talent, and remember you only have to dance for yourself in your own home to work on your weight loss plans, you can try services like Arthur Murray to help you out. Or maybe you want to try visiting a Powerhooping club near you, or joining your local Zumba class? There’s always beginner groups out there, so you’ll all be in it together, and you might just meet some great and enjoyable people to be around!

If you’re someone looking to get more and more into a fitness routine, make sure you’re thinking about your own limits and how you can work with them. You won’t have as much stamina as a pro you’re following along with will, and you’re going to need to work up in your own time! So make sure you’ve got the chance to!

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